Scotland

Glasgow SDL Demo Confronted by Anti-Fascists

On Saturday the 21st of July, a coalition of militant anti-fascists came together to oppose the Scottish Defence League in Glasgow. This is an account of the day's events.

Two new anarchist feminist projects in Scotland

Two white and purple unicorns locking horns on a black background

A quick blog in which I’m very optimistic about the Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair, and a new class struggle self-education project in Edinburgh

Glasgow UberEats and Deliveroo couriers form the Couriers Network Scotland!

UberEats and Deliveroo couriers in Glasgow have formed a new network with the help of the IWW, making the city the latest in the UK to see precarious workers in the gig economy organising to improve their conditions.

Edinburgh Antifascist Action: Statement On Banner Drop In Solidarity With Afrin

On the 28th of March, 2018, members of Edinburgh Antifascist Action dropped banners on a bridge facing the Edinburgh Leonardo factory, which manufactures combat helicopters for the Turkish state, in solidarity with the Kurdish people. The banners read “Hands Off Afrin” and “Leonardos Kills!” Their statement on the action is reproduced here.

The Hebridean Land Revolt

An 1884 London Illustrated News portrayal of a crofters' rally

The Hebridean land revolt was a major uprising by the rural peasantry in 19th-century Scotland. Rents went unpaid. Fences were cut in the night. Land was illegally occupied. Telegraph poles were cut down. Roads were blocked with boulders. And government officials were attacked and beaten by mobs of women and men and children. Finally, in November 1884, the British government authorised a military invasion, dispatching gunboats and hundreds of marines.

Clydeside IWW member on trial for Glasgow Pride protests: New court date!

Following the arrests of five protesters at last year's Glasgow Pride, one of the arrested, a member of the Clydeside IWW branch, after a postponement of their original court date, is now facing trial on the 8th of March. Clydeside IWW have organised a solidarity protest and published a call for solidarity, reproduced here.

Transphobes at Out Of The Blue in Leith. Edinburgh Sisters Uncut and Co respond.

A Report from Edinburgh on opposition to transphobia.

A way ahead for a new peace movement

The first pamphlet published by the Scottish Solidarity group in June 1966 about the anti-war and antinuclear weapons movements.

Support Clydeside IWW member in court for Glasgow Pride protest!

Following the arrests of five protesters at this year's Glasgow Pride, one of the arrested, a member of the Clydeside IWW branch, is facing trial on the 7th of December. Clydeside IWW have organised a solidarity protest and published a call for solidarity, reproduced here.